Metro Atlanta City Council Seats -Either Blowouts Or Horseraces

A release from Insider Advantage Shows Kasim Reed and Rusty Paul with commanding leads as early voting starts. Poll shows a tight race in Sandy Springs district 6 between Patty Berkovitz and John Stoj.

The full statement follows below. Crosstabs not included.

InsiderAdvantage Survey: Just Like Reed in Atlanta, Paul Poised for Victory in Sandy Springs

Gary Reese
October 14, 2013

Our Friday surveys indicated that a huge number of likely voters lacked focus going into next month’s elections. The InsiderAdvantage survey of citywide races in Atlanta suggested that Mayor Kasim Reed held a huge advantage in his race, but that most other contests appeared to be dominated by large numbers of undecided voters. Only former mayoral candidate Mary Norwood seemed to enjoy a substantial lead in any at-large citywide race. The same can now be said for Atlanta’s neighbor and one of the newer and larger cities in Georgia, Sandy Springs.

Only two races in that city appear competitive or draw any interest. The race for mayor drew interest primarily because it is the top spot up for grabs this year. But that race is not really competitive, with former GOP Chairman Rust Paul holding a substantial lead over his opponent Bob Brown. The survey of 439 registered voters was conducted by phone the evening of October 10 and is weighted for age race and gender. The results were: Paul-46%, Brown 5%, Undecided 49%.

In the only other competitive race in Sandy Springs, that for Sandy Springs City Council district 6, the results are: Berkowitz-24%, Stoj-23%, Bauman-18%, Steel-4%, and Undecided 30%.

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